- That’s Chic show’s us how to mix (floral) prints with a pair of printed jeans from Guess.
- Ever kept a diet diary? Well, Heart of Light shows similar discipline by tracking her fashion purchases.
- Many will head to the beach this weekend, while others will head for the hills. See what Apartment 34 is eyeing for her “glamping” trip.
- Someone in the style exchange is drooling over Kristen Stewart’s Balenciaga pants. Can you suggust an affordable alternative for her?
- Memorial day means roadtrip time! See what Hip Hip Gin Gin is taking on her trip to Baltimore.
- Got Mary Katrantzou tastes on a Zara budget? Thanks to Into The Fashion, that’s not a problem.
- Pennyweight got to spend the weekend in Napa with other stylish bloggers. Must be nice!
Celebs and members of the fashion elite gathered last evening in New York City to fete the opening of the latest uber-exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute – “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations.” The annual event, known digitally as #MetGala, is considered, by some, to the the Superbowl of the fashion world. The red carpet is an event in and of itself, where attendees sport the most glamorous and forward styles.
One beauty trend that popped out this year was dark wine lips. While safer ladies wore time tested shades of ruby, a few painted their puckers with shades so deep that they approached black or brown. Would you wear this Beauty trend?
The Academy Awards – Hollywood’s pinnacle of prestige and glamour – took place last evening in Los Angeles. While Oscar viewers were eager to see who would take home a golden statue, we had our eyes peeled for amazing fashion.
One trend that stood out in the many gowns that walked the red carpet was the mermaid silhouette. This style is characterized by a cut that’s fitted around the hips then falls loosely around the knee. Many high profile celebrities wore this style, including three of the five women nominated for Best Lead Actress – Rooney Mara in Givenchy, Viola Davis in Vera Wang, and Glenn Close in Zac Posen. Read More
Lately, my bag of choice has got to be my Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger suede shopper. Unfortunately, the line was recently discontinued and I am still recovering from its untimely end. However, this slouchy tote by Pietro Alessandro mimics its style and shape almost perfectly. When choosing a bag, I tend to stick with neutrals, so I don’t have to worry about clashing. I have always aired on the classic side for my day-to-day handbags, and prefer saving the edgier styles for evening looks. These bags are also similar to my day bag:
For me, a bag’s size and straps are the most important features. As a communications major, I never know when I’m going to have to pack up my laptop, making enough space imperative. The addition of a cross body strap also helps to minimize any discomfort. As for what goes in it, you won’t find me without my red Moleskin notebook, perfect for jotting down ideas, or my makeup go-tos:
I lug around my giant bag practically everywhere I go in the city, so as you can imagine, we’ve been through thick and thin together. It’s my utilitarian lifesaver, a simple bag that can be paired with any ensemble (because it’s black) and can take being roughed around a bit (because it’s made of nylon). I actually snapped it up on sale at a Marshalls a few years ago, but see the bottom suggestions for similar versions you can get now. Inside, I keep it to the essentials: electronics, a little makeup, a small wallet and of course, a trusty journal for jotting down my ideas on the go!